Jokes of the Day–Week of March 2-6, 2015

This week had some really funny ones–and two that were submitted by kiddos (I think this is becoming a trend 🙂 )!  Be prepared to giggle. 🙂

Monday

What do you call a lazy baby kangaroo?

A pouch potato!

(courtesy of Ellentv.com)

Tuesday

Why don’t elephants need suitcases?

Because they already have trunks!

(courtesy of Ellentv.com)

Wednesday

(another kangaroo joke!)

Why do kangaroo moms hate it when it rains?

Because their joeys have to play inside.

(courtesy of Ellentv.com)

Thursday

Today’s joke came from Ava, and I’ll warn you–it’s a yucky one!! 🙂

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Sniff mipe.

Sniff mipe who?

What?  Gross!

Friday

Kylie gave us this one:

Have you heard the one about the frog who broke his leg?

He was very un-hoppy!

hee hee

Jokes of the Day–Week of February 23-27, 2015

Lots of funny ones this week–and a couple that were submitted by kids!  Hope they get your weekend started out on a happy note. 🙂

Monday

Why was the broom always late?

He over-swept!

(joke courtesy of Ellentv.com)

Tuesday

What do you get when you cross a cocker spaniel, a poodle and a ghost?

A cocker-poodle-boo!

(joke courtesy of Ellentv.com)

Wednesday

This joke was courtesy of Ellen, but in honor of my friend C.J. who I KNEW would laugh at it!  He did, and so did many other friends, including my 7YO.  Gotta love it when I can make those kiddos snicker–they’re hard nuts to crack!

Why shouldn’t you shower with a Pokemon around?

They might Pikachu. 🙂

Thursday

Peyton submitted this one, and when he told it to us, he even used an accent!  Great delivery, kiddo!

What did one cowboy say to the other cowboy?

Is your refrigerator running?

Yeah.

Well you better go catch it!

Friday

Lauren got in on the action today:

What did one duck say to the other duck?

We better get “quackin’!”

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that we start our days around here with a giggle.  Sets the tone for a great time together. 🙂

 

 

 

Jokes of the Day–Week of February 17-20, 2015

This week is another short one, but started out with a funny joke nonetheless!  I even have an extra one that was featured on our schoolwide news broadcast today.  I don’t know who to credit it to besides the super cute 5th graders who present the news–feel free to share if you know the source!

Tuesday

1st grade joke: Why is Peter Pan always flying? He Neverlands!

KROB news joke: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln who? What?? You don’t know who who Abraham Lincoln is?

Wednesday

Which state serves the smallest drinks?

Mini-soda! (Get it? Minnesota?)

Thursday

How do you make an egg laugh?

Tell it a yolk!

Friday

Why did Saturn go to the jewelry store?

To buy a new ring!

(This joke came to me via Jacob, who got it from a Magic School Bus book he was reading yesterday.  It was a hit! Thanks for sharing, kiddo!)

Jokes of the Day–Week of February 9-13, 2015

Ok, so this may not end up being a weekly thing like math warm-ups, and it might not be anything that people even want to read, but for those that do–here you go! Last week I FINALLY got to participate in #1stchat on Twitter.  I have wanted to “attend” all year, but the timing had proven to be a really hard one for me to be at my computer (it’s 7 CT on Sunday nights–bedtime!!).  For whatever reason, it worked out for me and boy was I SUPER excited to have been able to learn and grow with my #1stchat friends!  The topics were many, but one theme that came up was Morning Meeting and how we use this tool to set the stage for a positive learning day.  One thing I shared was the in our class we do a joke of the day.  It is just a part of the morning welcome screen I have up on the ActivBoard when my firsties come in, and has easily become part of the routine.

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 4.33.47 PM(the punchline is under that rectangle and so I just move it when we’re ready to see the answer!)

I started this earlier this fall after reading much about how important laughter and joy are in the classroom.  I was working on my school improvement project to complete my Masters’ program; the theme was encouraging grit, perseverance and engagement in the classroom.  We’ve found that starting with a good laugh (and then continuing that on throughout the day) is good medicine for all!  So…since many seemed interested in the idea, I figured I’d share what we’re doing in Rm. 202, hoping it would help someone else!  Whether you start this in your classroom–or your house, for that matter!–or not, I appreciate your reading my journey. 🙂

Before I even start, I feel like I should say that most of these jokes are not new, nor or they necessarily funny (I teach 1st graders, remember–their humor is different than most!).  I get most of my jokes from jokesbykids.com, which is a huge database of kid-friendly riddles, knock-knock jokes and other funny things, but also so from my own kids (who are 4 and 7), or from books we’re reading (and since I started writing this post, I’ve gotten a tip to try out Ellen’s classic jokes–thanks for the recommendation, @amerced!).  I am not, nor will I ever be, funny enough to write any of my own. I’ll leave that job to someone more qualified than I!

Monday

What does a teddy bear eat?

Nothing! It’s already stuffed! 

(this one is courtesy of my daughter, Allison–she learned it at school and thinks it’s SUPER funny!!)

Tuesday

What goes up when the rain comes down?

Umbrellas!

(I have seen this one on jokesbykids, but also from Allie’s school.  Just for the record, my friends DID NOT think this was funny!  Their answers were much better, like FLOODS and RAINBOWS!  So, buyer beware–might not be 1st grade worthy material. LOL)

Wednesday

What’s brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?

A coconut on vacation!

(had to try out the Ellen tip–that’s a pretty good one for kids, I’d say!  Well, except that half of them said, “That’s not funny…”  Tough crowd.  We had a conversation about opinions and how jokes are subjective.)

Thursday

What’s a frog’s favorite soda?

Croak-a-Cola!

(ok…so I had to explain this one, too!  Man, I guess I need to get better at my joke choices.)

Do you have a funny joke to share with my students?  Perhaps if I used more that were FROM kids, the kids in Rm. 202 would think there were funnier (because apparently the adults who write jokes have no senses of humor)….I’ll keep trying either way. 🙂

We were out of school for a PD day on Friday, so this week there were only 4 jokes.  I’m really loving the ones from Ellen.  There are about 250 of them on there, so it looks like I have at least 2 school years’ worth to work through!  Happy joke telling! 🙂